Research :: Reports

NEW! A Compendium of State and Local Strategies

This compendium presents promising strategies to improve access to health insurance and quality preventive visits among AYAs. This resource stems from an exploratory study conducted by NAHIC/AYAH-NRC staff to review the experiences of selected “top performing” states related to ACA implementation. Click here for the report, with descriptions of specific initiatives led by agencies, cities, […]

Access & Utilization | Affordable Care Act | AYAH Resource Center | Clinical Preventive Services | Guidelines/Recommendations | Immigrants | Provider Training & Education | Quality Improvement | Reports | Special Populations | State & Community Programs | State Policy | Young Adults

May is Mental Health month and Teen Pregnancy and Prevention month!

Click here for our May 2016 newsletter, which introduces our Center, and the four core Center partners. Check our our latest resources, upcoming newsletter issues and other resources for Mental Health Awareness Month and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Mental Health Resources Many mental/behavioral health issues first emerge during the adolescent and young adult years: Among […]

AYAH Resource Center | Depression | Evidence-based programs | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Provider Training & Education | Reports | Webinars/Presentations | Young Adults

NEW! Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care Measures

The Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center and core partner, the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) at the University of Vermont, are delighted to announce that the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Measure Set is complete and available for use. These are a set of standard process measures that can be used to […]

AYAH Resource Center | Quality Improvement | Reports | Young Adults

State Policy and Teen Childbearing

In this 2015 review article, authors examined how teen childbearing rates are related to state policy in five areas: education, sex education, public assistance, access to abortion services and access to family planning. This review of 13 studies identified associations between teen birth rates in the following areas: In family planning access: adolescent enrollment in […]

AYAH Resource Center | Policy | Reports | Sexual and Reproductive Health

California’s Confidential Health Information Act and Medical Privacy Protection

This brief, released in February 2015, was written by researchers from the University of California San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. The “Age 26” of Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed many young adults ages 19 to 26 to retain insurance coverage as a dependent through their parents’ employer-based plans. This expanded dependent […]

Affordable Care Act | AYAH Resource Center | Confidential Care | Reports | State Policy

Role of the Family in Promoting Adolescent Well-Being

This brief, released in November 2014, in partnership with Child Trends, provides an accessible summary of research  on adolescents’ families and family factors related to adolescent health and well-being. Topics addressed include family meals, family demographics and parents’ health-related  behaviors in areas such as exercise and smoking. This brief updates Child Trends 2006 brief on adolescents’  family environment The 2014 brief […]

Families | Reports | Risky Behavior

Profiles of Adolescents Who are Not in Good Health

Only a small proportion of American adolescents are described by a parent as being only in fair or poor health. However, a 2014 brief from Child Trends, presents national data showing that these youth differ from their reportedly healthier peers on several health, family, school and neighborhood characteristics. This brief provides a comprehensive portrait of […]

Data and Monitoring | Families | Reports | Social Determinants of Health | Socio-demographic disparities | State Data

State Policies and Adolescent Alcohol Use

Consistent with prior research, a 2014 Research Brief from our partners at Child Trends presented mixed findings on the relationship between state policy and adolescent alcohol use. Higher beer taxes and laws requiring that beer kegs be registered are associated with decreases in adolescent drinking, laws that impose a driver’s license penalty for consumption are […]

Policy | Reports | State Policy | Substance Use

How High School Policies Shape Substance Use

In partnership with NAHIC, researchers at Child Trends used national longitudinal data to examine how high school policies shape substance use in young adulthood. The brief examines several policies, as well as individual, family and peer factors relevant to substance use. Research findings suggest that policies to promote a positive school environment are more likely […]

Policy | Reports | Social Determinants of Health | State Policy | Substance Use | Transitions & Trajectories | Young Adults

Emerging Issues: Sleep and Hearing Information Briefs

These information briefs give an overview of the causes of each issue, followed by information on evidence-based programs addressing the issues. They also provide other resources on the topics.

Evidence-based programs | Overviews/Fact Sheets | Reports